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I've got a chance to get a Sig P938 for $450 but I really loving the Kimber Micro 9. I've never shot either but I've heard nothing but good for both. Anything I should consider other than the Kimber is shiny and the Sig is not?
 

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I would go with the SIG, but then again, if it were me then I would go with the P238 rather than the P938 and step up to a 1911 Compact in .45 ACP if I felt that I needed more power than .380 ACP, so take that for what it's worth.
 
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I've got a chance to get a Sig P938 for $450 but I really loving the Kimber Micro 9. I've never shot either but I've heard nothing but good for both. Anything I should consider other than the Kimber is shiny and the Sig is not?
You should try them out. Some ranges have rentals. You could buy one an be disappointed.
 

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Just got the Sig p365 with contrasting night-day sights.
$505 and it holds 10 +1 rounds AND is 1” thick.
Best pocketable gun I’ve seen in a while. Still getting used to it but I’ll be shooting it in BUG IDPA for sure.
It fits the BUG box WITH the pinkie extensions!
Give it a look. :)
 

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Here's my 2 cents, and it didn't cost you a thing. If this is meant to be a pocket gun or a close to the body worn gun, then the finish is EXTREMELY important. That said, SIG's are known for having a very tough finish in (Nitron or SS). I've known folks who have lightly carried Kimber's only to have them develope rust to the point of light pitting in a matter of weeks.

Now as to buying a gun before you've fired it or at least another of the same model... avoid that if at all possible! What works great for 95% of other people may not for you. ;)
 

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There aren't any ranges around me that rent guns. The closest is an hour drive minimum so that's out. I've got a LCP380 carry gun that I really like, I've also got my Sccy CPX2 that I also really enjoy. I don't know anyone with a Kimber but I can shoot the Sig before I buy it. I'll shoot it first then see where I'm at.
 

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I've been carrying a Taurus G2 Millennium and I'm very happy with it. So is my wallet at $235. It's a traditional double action with a 12 round mag, decent trigger and nice sights. I was doing some holster draw practice with it from a pocket holster and was very pleased. Kevin Michalowski from USCCA highly recommends it too. With a lifetime warranty at that price, you can't go wrong.
 

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I can't imagine the Kimber coming in at that price, and I would bet the SIG is every bit the gun that the Kimber is. I work with a guy who buys nothing, but Kimbers. He loves them, but admits that they can be "quirky".....whatever that means.
 

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I carry the P938 much more than my other carry pieces. For a compact, the recoil is very manageable and accuracy is excellent. I quit carrying a Kahr CM9 (really good gun) when I got the 938. It feels like a 1911. This one has night sights and the rubber grips. I would highly recommend the rubber grips. No experience with the Kimber.
 

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I can't imagine the Kimber coming in at that price, and I would bet the SIG is every bit the gun that the Kimber is. I work with a guy who buys nothing, but Kimbers. He loves them, but admits that they can be "quirky".....whatever that means.
Rural King sells the micro nine for $519 and like I said, I love the stainless. Tax tag and title though, the Sig would come in $100 less, that makes up for a lot of shiny.
 

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I would go with the SIG, but then again, if it were me then I would go with the P238 rather than the P938 and step up to a 1911 Compact in .45 ACP if I felt that I needed more power than .380 ACP, so take that for what it's worth.
The P938 is 9mm and a damn good one at that. Easy to conceal and quite accurate with little recoil. I had one but gifted it to one of my sons when he finished college.

And, yes, I then moved up to my Sig UC 1911 and all is good.
 
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There aren't any ranges around me that rent guns. The closest is an hour drive minimum so that's out. I've got a LCP380 carry gun that I really like, I've also got my Sccy CPX2 that I also really enjoy. I don't know anyone with a Kimber but I can shoot the Sig before I buy it. I'll shoot it first then see where I'm at.
I have a Ruger Lc9s. It is a great gun, and since you like the LCP you will adore the LC9s.
Why go from 380 to another 380. It is a good caliber but not use the effectiveness of the 9mm.
I am considering purchase a Taurus G2C because of its 12 round magazine. I do a lot of hiking day trips and think a G2C open-carried longer barrel would be better than the LC9s in they situation.

Rugers are highly reliable with a lifetime warranty. The LC9s is an excellent gun. Why spend many dollars more to purchase a gun that will not serve you any better than a lesser expensive option? I’d you are cattying for self defense as your choice of a LCP seems to indicate, then you can go to a 9mm Ruger, highly concealable, LC9s for a lot less than the options you have cited.
 

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I will second the LC9s. At less than $300 you can't go wrong. I removed the magazine safety on mine and now love it. There are videos on youtube, took me all of 5 minutes.
 

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The P938 is 9mm and a damn good one at that. Easy to conceal and quite accurate with little recoil. I had one but gifted it to one of my sons when he finished college.

And, yes, I then moved up to my Sig UC 1911 and all is good.
To avoid a rather lengthy explanation that almost always ends in an argument of some kind, let me be as brief and direct as I can be on the subject. I am admittedly biased against the 9mm Luger cartridge, personally feel that it is grossly overrated, and based on my own research, feel that the performance boost it offers over the .380 ACP are too marginal in short-barreled pocket pistols to justify the added weight/recoil.
9mm Luger seems to be best out of full-sized semiautomatic pistols, but even then I would rather step up to .40 S&W or .45 ACP, so for me personally, there is no place in which 9mm Luger is the optimal chooice.
However, I have stated many times that I do not subscribe to the "one-size-fits-all" mentality, so I respect that other folks disagree with me, and if you feel more confident with a 9mm than a .380, then more power to you.
 

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I like my wife's P938. Recoil is way more comfortable than my LC9s. The Ruger hurts my hand. The Sig doesn't. They are pretty close in size, but the Sig is heavier and a bit wider. It's a very accurate little gun that shoots like a bigger weapon. I don't like the idea of carrying a SAO pistol in my pocket, though. Haven't shot the Kimber, but they are very similar guns.
 

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I would get the Sig and spend the other $100 on holsters, mags or night sights.
I don't own the 938, but did have the opportunity to shoot one last summer. Accuracy was very good, recoil was surprisingly mild for such a small gun.
I'm sure you'll be happy with either of them, get the one you want.
 

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I'll give a third vote for the Ruger LC9s. Since I bought mine it has been getting a lot of carry time. A great little Ruger pistol with the advantage of a thumb safety for pocket carry and backed by the best customer service in the business. I added a set of XS DXT night sights.

 
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